Passenger guide - Recife airport (REC) 

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Recife/Guararapes - Gilberto Freyre International Airport, opened on July 1, 2004, is one of the most important in northeastern Brazil. At the same time, it is one of the newest and most modern in the country. It operates with numerous domestic flights and with international destinations in America, Europe and Africa.

Official Website: infraero.gov.br
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 7.7 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +55 81 3322 4188. An information counter operates 24 hours a day on the first floor.

 

  Location

The airport is located 11 km (7 miles) southwest from Recife city centre.

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Car rental offices on the ground floor.

Avis (Tel +55 81 3322 4016 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +55 81 3338 2103 - 24 hours a day)
Localiza (Tel +55 81 3341 2082 - 24 hours a day)
Movida (Tel +55 81 3322 4895 - 24 hours a day)
Unidas (Tel +55 81 3461 4661 - 24 hours a day)

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The airport has a bank, currency exchange bureaus (24 hours a day), ATMs, post office, VIP lounges and Wi-Fi access free of charge.

Food and Drinks- Restaurants, fast food outlets, cafés, icecream stores, bars and pizza places on both levels of the terminal. Fran's Café, Frango Assado and Grão Café are open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- Duty-free shops on the ground floor and the first level, souvenirs, clothing, accessories, cosmetics, books, newsagents, tobacconists, sweets.
Baggage- The lost and found office is located on the first floor and operates Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Tel +55 81 3322 4193).
Other Services- Lottery, pharmacy, travel agency, shoeshine.

 
 

Metro - CBTU (Tel +55 81 2102 8580) operates services from the station near the airport to the central and south areas of the city, including the municipalities of Recife, Jaboatão dos Guararapes and Camaragibe. They depart every 4-8 minutes from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm. More information

Taxi - There are two types of services that run 24 hours a day. Regular cabs (cheaper) are available in the North and South Arrivals Halls (Tel +55 81 3322 5050) and there are special services in the South Arrivals area (Tel +55 81 3322 4153). The trip to the city centre takes 15-20 minutes.

 
 

In the Departures Hall there are private cabins from Siesta Box (Tel +55 81 984 914 328), while the Ibis Recife Aeroporto (Tel +55 81 3201 8700) is located in front of the enclosure. Some alternatives in the surroundings are: Hotel Veraneio (Tel +55 81 3339 5811), Hotel Nacional Inn Recife (Tel +55 81 2123 1700), Guyamar Hotel (Tel +55 81 3037 3404), Pousada Aeroporto (Tel +55 81 3462 8098), Pousada D'Alamedas (Tel +55 81 3032 1413), Arrecifes Hostel (Tel +55 81 3341 9381), Suites Residence (Tel +55 81 3033 3232), Hotel Aeroporto (Tel +55 81 3339 5666).

 
 

Short- and long-term parking is available in an uncovered area and a multi-storey facility, both situated close to the main building. More information: Tel +55 81 3322 5018 / 4158. Rates

 
 

Facilities include ramps, adapted toilets and portable lifts. There are also wheelchairs available by previous request. Further information: Tel +55 81 3322 4877.

 
 
Latest updates: July, 30, 2018
 
 
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